Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
, there are 12 named storms. this year, we had 19. among the monsters like isaac in the gulf and sandy in the east. tonight, abc's dan harris tells us what this means for the future. >> reporter: a surge of storms pummelling the american coastline. watch this year's busy hurricane season play out in just seven seconds. one storm, piling on after the other. leaving people whose lives were uprooted by sandy -- >> we are extremely, extremely frustrated. this is what you need to understand. >> reporter: -- coming to terms with the harsh new reality that may affect millions of americans who live near the water. >> it's not safe for us to live there. the next storm that hits, everybody is going to be vulnerable. >> reporter: for these people, meeting with government officials thursday night, today's hurricane season statistics are not just numbers. so, this year was bad and there's every reason to believe that next year, the year after and the year after that could be bad? >> i think it's pretty safe to expect continued years of busy hurricane seasons. >> reporter: so, what's going on here?
Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
last month, defying the predictions and the disruption of hurricane sandy. the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, that's the lowest level in four years. but tonight, 12 million americans are still unemployed. and the new jobs number, the fiscal cliff, all of it will be on the table when george stephanopoulos sits down with a turbocharged powerhouse round table. james carville, mary matalin and nobel prize-winning economist paul krugman, on sunday for "this week." >>> and now, we go overseas to syria, where people are fleeing amid fears that the assad regime will unleash chemical weapons. the region around the capital, damascus, now a battle zone. 2 million syrians now on the run, many of them children. and it is extremely difficult for journalists to enter that country and cover the chaos. but abc's alex marquardt pushed across the border tonight and he is there. alex? >> reporter: we've spent the day among the thousands of refugees living here, and the conditions are miserable. rain has turned the roads to rivers of mud, there's no power or gas for heat, and it's only getting colder by
Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
violence in america after the tragedy at sandy hook. and we've been talking every day about how to keep our kids safe. well, tonight, "20/20" anchor chris cuomo went back to his old elementary school and talked to some children about their ideas on violence. >> the real monsters in the world are just regular people. >> reporter: fourth and fifth graders take on the tough questions that grip our nation. >> why would he do that? when did he get the urge to do it? >> why does it help you to know why he did it? >> it's happened, something made him do it, so you can stop that from happening to another person, making them do it again. >> reporter: and listen to what they say about guns. are guns bad? >> not always. >> guns can be good or bad depending who's using them. >> reporter: is the answer no guns? >> no. not exactly. >> reporter: let's say, i need a gun, sell me a gun, should i be able to get it right then? >> no. >> you should limit the amount of bullets that can be in a gun. >> reporter: why do you think this happened -- the gun or the culture of violence? >> the culture. >> reporter: ha